Sanna Titus

Research Assistant

Sanna’s research focuses on spatial navigation throughout the phylogenetic tree. Studying a broad taxonomic range at the Zoological Society of London’s London Zoo with the Branco lab, as well as burrowing Fiddler crabs with the Margrie lab, reveals the behavioural reactions derived from resource availability or environmental manipulation. Her previous projects reflect this multidisciplinary and multi-species approach; beginning her research career examining cognition and vision processing in Cetaceans and Pinnipeds, she transitioned throughout her BSc at the University of Washington to study marine invertebrate larval metamorphosis, chemistry, and vocal learning in zebra finches. For her MSc at the Royal Veterinary College, she entered the world of zoo research and conducted her dissertation on the epidemiology and effects of management on elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) excretion in Asian elephants. Her other research interests include genetics, wildlife management and welfare.